You see those wild and crazy young men? This photo is of my three eldest mere moments after they finished participating in a huge community game of ultra-capture-the-flag-slash-tag-slash-full-contact-hide-and-seek. We’re talking about eighty something kids chasing each other in the mud, grabbing arm bands from each other, tackling, sliding, laughing… They were pumped and muddy and thrilled to be alive. They gave it everything!
…My boys tend to give things their all. I guess we’re not a halfway kind of family. This is their third year participating in the “30 Hour Famine“. Have you heard of it? I know many church youth groups across North America participate. The long and short of it is that the kids fast for thirty hours, try to raise funds to help stamp out hunger worldwide, and perform service projects in the community (gathering food for the food bank, helping clean up and do yard work for shut-ins or folks who are disabled, and (in our rural case) going to urban centers to help beautify and do construction in underprivileged areas of the city. If you have a teenager or have raised one, you KNOW how big a deal it is for them to voluntarily forgo food.
My guys are all in without a doubt. They plan how many projects they can do to help, they talk about it with their friends, they seriously look forward to the 30 Hour Famine. God bless their little hearts… So when they asked me if I would be willing to put an appeal up here on Foodie with Family, how could I say no? They want to help? I’m helping them help. I’m so grateful they’re driven to help others. If you would consider clicking through and reading their personal fundraising page, I’d be so grateful to you, too.